Hans Raj Hans

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Hans Raj Hans
Yuvraj and Hans Raj Hans.jpg
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
Assumed office
23 May 2019
Preceded byUdit Raj
ConstituencyNorth-West Delhi
Personal details
Born (1962-04-09) 9 April 1962 (age 57)
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
Websitewww.hansrajhans.org
Musical career
OriginJalandhar, Punjab, India
Years active1983–present

Hans Raj Hans is an Indian singer turned politician. He is a member of Bharatiya Janata Party and a recipient of the civilian honour of Padma Shri.[1]

He sings non-film Punjabi folk and Sufi music as well as in movies and has also released his own 'Punjabi-pop' albums. He has worked alongside other artists, such as Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan in the movie Kachche Dhaage.[2]

Early life[edit]

Hans says he is a member of the Valmiki caste[3] in the village of Shafipur, near to Jalandhar, Punjab, India.[4] Hans did his graduation from DAV College, Jalandhar.[5]

From being a teenager, Hans was trained in singing by Puran Shah Koti.[6]

Musical career[edit]

Punjabi gayki seminar

As a youth, Hans learned from music director Charanjit Ahuja. Then he started singing Punjabi folk, devotional and Sufi music.[7] He worked with Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, in the movie Kachche Dhaage[8]

Hans has been an honorary music professor at Washington DC University and San Jose State University.[9]

Political career[edit]

Hans joined the Shiromani Akali Dal party in January 2009 and in May of that year, he contested the Jalandhar, Punjab, India constituency.[10]

He resigned on 18 December 2014 and joined the Indian National Congress in February 2016.[citation needed]

He joined Bharatiya Janata Party on 10 December 2016.[11] He replaced Udit Raj as the candidate for representing North West Delhi in the 2019 Indian general election.[12]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • 2017 Mundeh Punjabi
  • 2014 Jaadu
  • 2011 Ek Ishaaaaa""
  • 2008 Yaara O Yaara
  • 2007 Wanjara
  • 2004 The Knight
  • 2003 Tera Ishq
  • 2002 Haaye Sohniye
  • 2002 Ghama Di Raat
  • 2001 Sab Ton Sohni
  • 2001 Jhanjar
  • 2000 Chorni
  • 1997 Lal Garara
  • 1994 Mohabbat
  • 1993 Ishqe Di Barsaat
  • 1992 Jhanjaria
  • 1992 Aar Tutdi Naa Paar Tutdi
  • 1991 Thah Karke
  • 1990 Tera Mera Pyar
  • 1990 Ashiqan Di Kahdi Zindagi
  • 1990 Waris Punjab De
  • 1987 Ek Kuri Mainu Rajheon Fakir Kar Gai
  • 1989 Balle Ni Rahe Rahe
  • 1987 Ek Dang Hor Mar Ja
  • 1983 Jogian De Kanna Vich

Bollywood[edit]

Religious[edit]

  • 2011 Amrit Varga Paani (with Sardool Sikander) World Music
  • 2009 Koi Aan Milavai (featuring Sant Anoop Singh (Una Sahib Wale) & Bhai Maninder Singh (Sri Nagar Wale))
  • 2008 300 Saala Hazoor Sahib (T-Series)
  • 2006 Bole So Nihaal (duo collaboration with Sardool Sikander)
  • 2006 Sikhi Diyan Shaana
  • 2004 Nikey Nikey Do Khalse (T-Series)
  • 2003 Wadda Mera Govind
  • 2000 Amritdhara
  • 1997 Mera Bajaan Wala Maahi
  • 1991 Patta Patta Singhan Da Vairi (T-Series)

Filmography[edit]

Biography[edit]

  • Rags to Ragas... and Beyond - Hans Raj Hans by Preet Inder Dhillon, Power Publishers

Accolades[edit]

Award Ceremony Category Recipient Result Ref.(s)
4th Mirchi Music Awards Male Vocalist of The Year "Ik Tu Hi Tu Hi" from Mausam Nominated [14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2015. Archived (PDF) from the original on 15 October 2015. Retrieved 21 July 2015.
  2. ^ "Patiala House". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 22 January 2011.
  3. ^ "CEO seeks CM's reply over remarks on Hans Raj Hans". The Hindu. 4 May 2019. Retrieved 3 September 2019.
  4. ^ "Hans Raj Hans - Lifestyle News". India Today. 7 November 2014. Retrieved 3 September 2019.
  5. ^ "Distinguished Alumni". davjalandhar.com. Retrieved 30 August 2019.
  6. ^ "Puran Shah Koti, the legendry guru of many Punjabi singers". Oneindia. 18 May 2009. Retrieved 24 April 2019.
  7. ^ If one thing falls in place... Archived 26 January 2011 at the Wayback Machine. Hindustan Times (21 January 2011). Retrieved on 19 April 2013.
  8. ^ "Symphony Hall, Birmingham:Press Office". Retrieved 5 October 2006.[permanent dead link]
  9. ^ "Melody is out, noise is in, says Hans Raj Hans". The Times of India.
  10. ^ India, Press Trust of (27 April 2009). "Punjabi singer Hans Raj Hans in LS battle from Jalandhar". business-standard.com. Archived from the original on 26 February 2014. Retrieved 22 April 2012.
  11. ^ Now, Hans ditches Congress for BJP Archived 22 January 2018 at the Wayback Machine
  12. ^ Ghosh, Deepshika (23 April 2019). "BJP's Delhi List Out, Singer Hans Raj Hans Replaces Lawmaker Udit Raj". NDTV. Retrieved 23 April 2019.
  13. ^ "Dil Chori Remake Honey Singh in 2017". RedMux. Archived from the original on 26 December 2017. Retrieved 25 December 2017.
  14. ^ "Nominations - Mirchi Music Award Hindi 2011". 30 January 2013. Archived from the original on 30 January 2013. Retrieved 24 May 2018.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)

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